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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Springfield's November1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 2% compared to what was budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in October from transactions made primarily in September. The sales tax check was $2,552,329, compared to the budgeted amount of $2,602,565. When comparing to the same month last year, November receipts were down $272,424, or 10% under November of last year. On a year-to-date basis, revenues are up 3% over budget, or $522,476. The City heavily relies on sales tax revenues as its main source of revenue to fund vital services, such as police and fire operations. In Springfield, approximately 60% of revenue in the General Fund comes from sales tax and use tax. For more information, please call Mary Mannix Decker, Finance Director, at 417-864-1399 or Cora Scott at 417-864-1009 or 417-380-3352.